Tuesday, April 23, 2013
BLACKSBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a 76-year-old Blacksburg man has died while working on a lawn tractor.
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Noah Martin was under the tractor removing a blade when the hoist holding it toppled.
Fowler says Martin suffocated when the tractor pinned him to the ground.
The coroner says a family member found Martin's body around 8 p.m. Monday, but he likely died several hours before.
The death has been ruled an accident.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)
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